Wednesday, December 07, 2022

NFL Draft History: Every Number 16 overall pick since 2000

The Eagles need impact players on both sides of the ball and with three first-round picks in April’s draft, Howie Roseman will have his best opportunity ever to add game-changing players to the list.

After missing out on choices like Jalen Reagor and JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Roseman is under pressure not to waste assets or opportunities while trying to be the smartest man in the room.

Philadelphia currently has the 15th, 16th and 19th overall picks and we’ll take a look at some of the impact players and draft bust selected with the 16th pick.

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7 Aug 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals linebacker Zaven Collins (25) during the Red and White practice camp practice at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas USA TODAY Sports

The former Tulsa linebacker had 25 total dives in limited action.

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12 Sep 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Kenneth Gainwell (14)’s fullback from the Philadelphia Eagles is tackled at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium by Atlanta Falcons’ cornerback AJ Terrell (24). Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine USA TODAY Sports

Terrell had a solid rookie season and posted an interception, although he was regularly targeted (no surprise for a first-year player) and now he is one of the top coverage men in the NFL.

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12 Sep 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New York Jets full-back Zach Wilson (2) with the ball while Brian Burns (53)’s Carolina Panthers defense team scored in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Burns emerged as a rising star-studded star, with a total of 10 bags for Carolina in 2020 and 9 bags in 2021.

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3 Oct 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills’ 49-year-old midfielder Tremaine Edmunds is responding to a defensive game against the Houston Texans during the first half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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18 Oct 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey, 44, tackles Philadelphia Eagles full-back Boston Scott (35) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Humphrey has emerged as one of the best in the NFL.

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Lions lineman Taylor Decker walks off the field after training camp in Allen Park on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Decker was a game at the left dive for the Lions and played well in his time.

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17 August 2020; Berea, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Kevin Johnson (28) runs a workout during training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Johnson had an injury-plagued start to his career in Houston and has since jumped from Buffalo to Cleveland to Tennessee.

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25 Sep 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys fullback Dak Prescott (4) scrambled in the second quarter while center Zach Martin (70) blocked Chicago Bears’ defense Akiem Hicks (96) in the second quarter at the AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas has landed a future Hall of Famer.

Martin has made six All-Pro picks in eight seasons for a spectacular no. 16-choice.

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30 Aug 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Oakland Raiders full-back EJ Manuel (3) screams from the line of scrimmage during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee USA TODAY Sports

A college football analyst for ESPN now, Manual A reached out when he was selected, Manuel never got his foot in the door and was out of football by 2018.

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21 Sep 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets’ linebacker Quinton Coples (98) against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Jets defeated the Colts 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee USA TODAY Sports

Coples had 16.5 bags in his first three seasons, but never fulfilled his potential as a pass-rider and was out of the league after just four seasons.

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Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Ryan Kerrigan (90) in action during an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, October 14, 2021, in Philadelphia. ( Associated Press Photo / Rich Schultz)

Kerrigan has had 95.5 sacks in his career and has missed just four games in his 10 seasons with Washington and scored four Pro Bowls.

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30 Sep 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles full-back Carson Wentz (11) is hit in the second half at the Nissan Stadium by Tennessee Titans defensive back Kevin Byard (31) and linebacker Derrick Morgan (91). Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Former Georgia Tech star and native of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, spent nine years with the Titans coming off the edge as both end and outline players, a total of 44.5 bags.

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2 September 2010; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Larry English (52) watched from the sidelines during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Chargers 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

English has only played double-digit matches three times in six seasons and has only had 12 pockets as a pass hair.

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29 Nov 2015; Landover, Managing Director, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) carries the ball while cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) of the New York Giants defends at FedEx Field in the second half. The Redskins won 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 16 overall pick for the Cardinals, DRC, had 13 interceptions and made a Pro Bowl in three seasons before being traded to the Eagles for QB Kevin Kolb.

DRC played 12 seasons with 30 picks.


GREEN BAY, WI – AUGUST 23: Justin Harrell # 91 of the Green Bay Packers looks on the field during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 23, 2007 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)

Harrell was an absolute bust, having only played 14 games in three seasons and never selected a bag.

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19 Sep 2010; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Jason Allen (32) points to the incomplete passing in fourth place by the Minnesota Vikings at the end of the fourth quarter that clinched the victory for the Dolphins at the Metrodome. Dolphins won 14-10. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Allen played both safety and cornerback and had 15 interceptions in 98 games for three NFL teams.

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18 Aug 2007; Glendale, AZ, USA; Houston Texans’ defense tackles Travis Johnson (99) against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas USA TODAY Sports Copyright © 2007 Mark J. Rebilas

The former Florida State star has spent his career as a reserve, with three sacks in 76 games over six seasons.

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8. Shawn Andrews, OL, 16th choice in 2004

Andrews was named All-Pro one season and came up with two Pro Bowls, but injuries derailed his career after just six seasons.

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PITTSBURGH – NOVEMBER 7: Terrell Owens # 81 of the Philadelphia Eagles is knocked off his feet by Troy Polamalu # 43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers while Joey Porter # 55 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and LJ Smith # 82 of the Philadelphia Eagles watch in the third quarter at Heinz Field on November 7, 2004 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers won 27-3. (Photo by Harry How / Getty Images)

The former USC star is a Hall of Famer who has won eight Pro Bowls and made All-Pro four times, with 32 interceptions, 12 pockets and a way to influence every game he has been involved in.

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5 Dec 2004; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns # 31 William Green fights to get away from New England Patriots # 29 Earthwind Moreland at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matthew Emmons USA TODAY Sports (©) Copyright 2004 by Matthew Emmons

The former Boston College star had a decent rookie year (887 yards, 6 TDs) and was out of the league after four seasons.

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Heavy rain from evening thunderstorms lifted parts of the artificial grass at MetLife Stadium ahead of the preseason NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles, Friday, August 27, 2021, in East Rutherford, NJ ( Associated Press Photo / Noah K. Murray)

The former Miami Hurricane legend was a four-time 1,000-yard receiver and had 732 catches for 10,283 yards and 66 touchdowns over 14 years with Washington and the Jets.

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1 November 2009; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions linebacker Julian Peterson (59) tries to outscor the fans in the first quarter against the St. To blow up Louis Rams at Ford Field. The Rams defeated the Lions 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports

Peterson, a former Michigan State outfielder, was one of the first of the hybrid fast-paced linebackers to spend more time on the edge and less time in space.

Peterson has played in more than 150 games during his 11-year NFL career, with 653 tackles and 51.5 total pockets.

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